Originally published December 12, 2015
What does Christmas day mean to you? I know for me its all about family getting together, enjoying each others company and delicious food. Its about being present + grateful and fortunate what you have in life.
A lot of my life + work is via social media. Which has been an amazing key to the growth of my brand TULLY LOU and I am ever so grateful for the people I have met and the stories I have read. Although this year I have made the decision to step away from social media and enjoy the day fully 100 percent and not through a mobile/computer screen.
I have put together a few key notes below of why I am doing this and hope that you join me.
It’s a time waster
I Can’t even count the number of times that I go on INSTA/FB/TWITTER. – So I often wonder how many hours a day that is? I don’t even want to think about it!
Its harmful to your self – esteem
If you’re constantly reading about the fabulous lives of friends or celebs, it can start making you feel pretty shit. The materialism trap nothing outside of yourself can ultimately make you happy.
It can neglect relationships
How many times have you made plans with friends or family only to spend the majority of your time looking at social media? This is not healthy. Remember to value and take time out for the Real people in your life.
People get really brave online when they would never say or do any of those things in reality. I have seen and read it all! Don’t get sucked into unnecessary bullying and drama. You wouldn’t want to receive these harsh and dramatic comments yourself. right?
Enough ranting from me you all get the picture.
On a happier note. I hope you all have a safe and Merry Christmas. Enjoy the time with loved ones, take some time out for yourself and enjoy the fine things in life.
Article by Tully Lou
Melbourne native Tully is a passionate yoga instructor, designer, health and wellness writer who is spreading her mission and inspiring a crew of stylish, rebellious, powerful and passionate warriors each on their own journey.